A month and several emails later I was on a train to London. The timing was perfect. My friend Nathalie (who, as luck would have it, was also due to be a part of Katie's film) had just moved there and we we decided to make a weekend of it. On a chilly (major understatement) December morning Nathalie and I headed across London to meet Katie and the rest of her team. Excited doesn't even cover it.
We set up camp by a giant overturned tree on Hampstead Heath. Turning ourselves into witch-like creatures was the first task and with the help of long black dresses, hand-made hats and rather a lot of black & white face-paint we were soon looking pretty damn fine! With a rather fancy old camera Katie filmed her witches & spirit dancing around smoke bombs, standing amongst the branches of the giant dead tree and sewing through taxidermy wings. We certainly captured the attention of many passers-by that day!
The finished film is stunning. Really, truly stunning. You can fall in love with it & see Katie's stills from the day here
Time for my backstage pictures!